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The United Nations has raised concern about deportations of migrants from Algeria following a reported increase in expulsions since mid-2017.

Feature: Rohingya refugees continue to face discrimination in Myanmar as they deal with grave limitations in practically all areas of life including access to basic healthcare, writes Urvashi Sarkar.

UN urges Saudi Arabia to halt Yemen migrant deportations

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UN urges Saudi Arabia to halt Yemen migrant deportations

Thousands of migrants have been deported by Saudi authorities to war-torn Yemen, with the UN urging Riyadh to halt the deportations.

Eleven people dead, 263 rescued off Libya coast

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Eleven people dead, 263 rescued off Libya coast

Hundreds have been rescued after shipwrecks off the Libya coast.

Number of migrants detained in Libya drastically reduced

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Number of migrants detained in Libya drastically reduced

The number of migrants held by Libyan authorities has fallen from 27,000 in May last year to 5,200.

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Four migrants found dead off Spain, others missing

The bodies of four migrants were recovered in the waters of the Strait of Gibraltar between Morocco and southern Spain.

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Suicides rise as South Sudan struggles with post trauma

Thirty-one people attempted to kill themselves in 2017 at the "Protection of Civilians" displacement camp in South Sudan, the International ...

Francesca Mannocchi

'Returning to life' after being sold into sexual slavery

In-depth: Lied to and exploited, some 80 percent of women arriving in Europe through Libya are destined for trafficking, reports Francesca ...

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Dozens feared dead after migrant ship sinks off Italy

Twenty-three are likely dead after two boats carrying 174 passengers were rescued off the Italian coast.

Tunisia arrests 50 migrants headed for Europe

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Tunisia arrests 50 migrants headed for Europe

Fifty teenagers attempting to flee Tunisia for Europe's southern shores were captured over the weekend.

Matt Broomfield

Investigation: Coercive 'voluntary' deportations leave refugees trapped in jail

Exclusive: A scheme to repatriate refugees whose asylum bids have been rejected amounts to bullying and bribing desperate people to return to ...

At least 90 migrants feared dead off Libya's coast

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At least 90 migrants feared dead off Libya's coast

More than 90 migrants are feared dead after a boat capsized off Libya's coast as they attempted to cross the Mediterranean Sea.

Dozens of migrants fleeing to Africa drown off Yemen

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Dozens of migrants fleeing to Africa drown off Yemen

An overcrowded boat carrying African migrants from Yemen to Djibouti capsized earlier this week, killing 30 people, the UN has reported

Baby boom pushes Egyptians to migrate

Jo Schietti

Baby boom pushes Egyptians to migrate

With rampant population growth and a population of 95 million, many Egyptians are leaving in search of opportunities, writes Jo Schietti.

Spanish activist questioned under people smuggling charge

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Spanish activist questioned under people smuggling charge

Human rights groups are in uproar following legal charges brought against activist Helena Maleno, who potentially saved thousands of lives of ...

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More than half of Iraq's displaced have returned home

More than half of Iraq's internally displaced have returned to their homes, the UN's International Organization for Migration said on Thursday.

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Libya allows emergency migrant 'evacuations' after slavery uproar

Migrants facing abuse at Libya detention camps could be repatriated within days or weeks, French President Macron said, as a measure to end ...

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Libya steps up migrant repatriation flights amid mounting criticism

Libya's UN-backed authorities said flights repatriating stranded migrants will be stepped up, as the International Organisation for Migration ...

Guma El-Gamaty

Who is really responsible for Libya's slave trade?

Comment: Libya cannot be used as a convenient place to park the blame for the international community's failure to deal with a global migration ...

France calls UN Security Council meeting over Libya slavery

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France calls UN Security Council meeting over Libya slavery

France decided this morning to ask for an urgent meeting of the United Nations Security Council to discuss this issue, French Foreign Minister ...

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Spain jails hundreds of migrants from North Africa

Spain has detained nearly 500 migrants who arrived in the country by boat from Africa, as Madrid fears that neighbouring Maghreb states could ...

Libya says it will investigate 'slave auction' footage

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Libya says it will investigate 'slave auction' footage

Libya will investigate alleged slave trading in the country, the internationally-recognised government announced Sunday, following the release ...

Rohingya women forced into prostitution by people traffickers Rohingya women forced into prostitution by people traffickers

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Rohingya women forced into prostitution by people traffickers

Among the 600,000 Rohingya Muslims who have fled violence in Myanmar for neighbouring Bangladesh, many have fallen prey to traffickers, ...

More than 250 migrants rescued off Spain's coast

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More than 250 migrants rescued off Spain's coast

Spanish authorities said over 250 migrants making the dangerous crossing to Europe were rescued off the coast of Spain on Friday, with several ...

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